Bellydance Classes

Romalie, Photo by Megan Freeman
Romalie: Photo by Megan Freeman

I teach beginning and continuing bellydance at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center. I also teach Beginning Adult Ballet. Ballet classes are offered on Wednesdays, 6:45 – 7:45 on the same schedule as the Performance Bellydance Dance Class.

For information not provided here, you can:

email me or call me at 919-249-8698

Visit the  Town of Fuquay-Varina Parks Department or call them at 919-552-1430 for registration information.

In addition, you can book me for Shimmygrams, Workshops, Bellydance (and Stitching) parties or other performance events.

Fuquay-Varina Bellydance Classes

All classes located at the Town of Fuquay-Varina Community Center.

Winter Schedule 2016

Beginning Bellydance

6 week sessions:

Session 1 – Thursdays, January 7 – February 11
Session 2 – Thursdays, March 3 – April 7

Time: 6:45-7:45 pm
Fee: $42.00

Continuing Bellydance

Session 1 – Thursdays, January 7 – February 11
Session 2 – Thursdays, March 3 – April 7

Time: 6:45-7:45 pm
Fee: $42.00

Performance Bellydance Class – Instructor Permission Required

There will be a performance opportunity on July 29 at Undulation Nouveau at Full Steam Brewery in Durham.

Session 1 – Wednesdays, January 6 – February 10
Session 2 – Wednesdays, March 2 – April 6

Time:      7:30 to 8:30 pm
Fee:        $20.00

The official blurb:

(Ages 15+) Bellydance, also known more accurately as raqs sharqi and danse orientale, is known for toning and shaping the body. Join us as we learn basic technique and get a fun workout at the same time! Each class includes a warmup and cool down, and teaches basic slow and fast dance movements that are the foundation of this dance form. No previous dance experience is necessary.

Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in, such as leotards; tank tops and shorts, yoga pants or leggings. We will be doing some conditioning on the floor, so if you choose to wear a broomstick skirt, please wear leggings beneath it. You may dance barefoot or in soft dance slippers.

Continuing bellydance takes beginning bellydance a step further, concentrating on more control over muscle isolations, and focusing on transitions and fluidity. In addition we begin learning to play zils (finger cymbals). Finger cymbals will be available to borrow or purchase.

Performance bellydance allows members of the Continuing class to focus on polishing choreography and learning to perform for an audience. If you are interested in this class, you must be enrolled in Continuing Bellydance and have permission from Romalie to participate. To see an example of a performance we’ve done, check out: